John Wycliffe and the Lollards by William Marshall

William Marshall [1807-1880], Wycliffe and the Lollards

A short study of the Morning Star of the Reformation, John Wycliffe, and the Lollards. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this public domain title for digitisation.

William Marshall [1807-1880], Wycliffe and the Lollards. Edinburgh: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1884. Hbk. pp.127. [Click to visit the download page]


  • Wycliffe
  • The English Lollards
  • The Scottish Lollards


John de Wycliffe often and aptly called ‘The Morning Star of the Reformation,’ was born, in 1324, in the parish and village of Wycliffe, near the junction of the Greta and the Tees, and a few miles north of Richmond in Yorkshire. His family are supposed to have been lords of the manor and patrons of the rectory of Wycliffe from the era of the Norman Conquest; and the property continued in their possession till 1606, when it passed by marriage into the family of the Tonstals.

Nothing is known of Wycliffe in his boyhood. He would get, we may be sure, the best education within reach–not improbably in the school of the Abbey of Egglestone, which was but a short distance from his home. That school was then in the height of its prosperity, and was just such an institution as young men intended for the Church were likely to be put to.

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